19 July 2010 – cakes and willpower

Lots of willpower needed

Lots of willpower needed

11 st 5.4 lb BMI 27.4 size 14

• Exercise: 525
• Consumed: 1071

Back to the Mad House this morning but I got a lift in from Commando which cut my exercise calories considerably. Unfortunately, the huge box of cakes for the cake sale left me no choice. There was no way I could have done the two mile walk without ruining them so I would have had to catch the bus anyway, if it hadn’t been for Commando. Continue reading

18 July 2010 – cake bowl blues

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• Exercise: 456
• Consumed: 1052

Well not much of a last chance work out today although I did do nearly an hour on the Wii which is good and I completed the Wii challenge. I have hardly sat down all day though so there might not be much to log in my exercise diary but I guess I must have been burning off the calories. This morning/afternoon I prepared all the meals for the week and really put some thought into what I could have that wouldn’t involve starchy carbs. This is especially important after falling off the wagon with the Chinese yesterday. Continue reading

17 July 2010 – takeaway disaster

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• Exercise: 1037
• Consumed: 1525

Good day again. I went to the village this morning to get the ingredients for charity cakes for work then spent the afternoon in the garden clipping away. Two big garden bags were filled up with all the mess. Of course I didn’t do it to Commando’s exacting standards but I burnt over 700 calories all the same. Continue reading

16 July 2010 – charity gardening hangover

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• Exercise: 321
• Consumed: 1485

Well I’ve woken up a little stiff in the shoulders after a day cutting back hedges at Naomi House for our charity day. It was hard work but we had fun and the rain more or less held off. Rae, Panda, Primo and I did most of the work while the boys messed about trying to show off how strong they were carting things around. We clipped miles of hedges and weeded between acres of crazy brick paths. Kim supervised because she’s the manager and far too weak and feeble to mange either hedge trimming or weeding. Mitty pretended to work while actually getting in the way and making the job harder. Continue reading

13 July 2010 – carb temptation

Pasta temptation

Pasta temptation

Tonight I was sorely tempted to abandon the no carb evenings. Commando had cooked (well he thinks it’s cooking really it’s just warming up) the pasta I prepared on Sunday for dinner. It looked lovely and I really wanted to eat it. I stood looking at it for ages having an argument with myself in my head. In the end my good girl head won. I threw the garlic bread in the bin, making sure to push it right to the bottom with all the moldy vegetable peelings so I couldn’t get it back out and eat it. Actually that’s not strictly true, I did save two slices, and I put them and the pasta in a plastic container to take to work for lunch tomorrow. Then I made myself a no carb meal of low fat sausage, egg and bacon (all dry fried in my new non stick pan). I’m really proud of myself. I did plenty of exercise today too, the Wii Fit routine this morning, walked to work and Wii Fit again this evening. All good going. Continue reading

12 July 2010 – what a great weigh in!

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(11 st 7.2 lb BMI 27.7 Size 14)

The BL people say you should weigh in once a week on the same day at the same time in the same place so I’ve decided my weigh in day should be Monday because the thought of the scales might just keep me on track over the weekends. OK, so it hasn’t exactly worked so far but still…I was a bit frightened to step on them I must admit. After all that time not really losing I was afraid I would still be the same weight even after all my hard work. I always weigh myself naked first thing in the morning but this morning I even took off my rings and my silver bangle. They must weigh something mustn’t they? OK, I know this sounds completely barmy, but I even breathed out when I stood on them in case the air in my lungs made a difference. Actually that is completely barmy. Continue reading

11 July 2010 – hot days and evening exercise

Watching as a neutral

Watching as a neutral

It’s been quite a lazy Sunday so far with little in the way of exercise but I’m going to do step on the Wii Fit now while I watch the world cup final. That should do it. OK so I know I said I was fed up with the World Cup but I didn’t have much choice in the matter with Commando and Mini Commando getting all excited even though England were knocked out ages ago. It’s been very hot today so I’ve found it hard to motivate myself to get moving but it’s cooled down a bit now. Hopefully I won’t be sweating too much on the Wii, although I suspect I will. Continue reading

10 July 2010 – burning calories in the garden

Burning calories in the garden

Burning calories in the garden

Weekends are always my worst times. It’s not only the not having work to keep me occupied thing either. Commando is home at weekends and he has an annoying habit of opening packets of biscuits and crisps or, worse still, bottles of wine. It’s alright for him, he can eat what he likes and never gain an ounce. Despite all this I’ve done ok with the calories and exercise today, but I didn’t go on the Wii Fit at all as I’d planned. Instead I went to town with Commando and Mini Commando and walked around for about an hour window shopping. Continue reading